A fight over who was the best plougher
in the land was the very reason the event was launched 84 years ago.
The title of champion plougher
went to Henry Taylor of Clitheroe.
WE'RE ALL A BOARD: Neil Fleming makes the best of the weather in Strathdon; PLOUGHER
CUT: Workers clear the road at Mossat in Aberdeenshire
In the course of conversation they were wondering were the Kildare men better ploughers
than the Wexford men.
These supervisors gave ploughers
the green light to not tackle the storm aggressively.
It was an idyllic scene at Clyttir Farm as Shire horse ploughers
Wyn and Netta Rowlands are surrounded by scores of vintage tractors Picture: ROBERT PARRY-JONES
The veterans of the farm, Edwin and Oswin, have been at Bede's World, near Jarrow, for 10 years and have become proficient ploughers
, having been built up into the bodybuilders of the oxen world.
Under this arrangement the earth is easily conquered by this mighty army of ploughers
, who move forward to the music of rattling machines and the tramp of horses.